Abuja - The Police Council on Tuesday
confirmed the appointment of Mr Suleiman Abba as the substantive
Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the
President, Dr Reuben Abati, confirmed this development to State House
correspondents after the meeting of the council at the Presidential Villa,
According to him, the IGP is now admitted into the Police
Council by virtue of his new appointment.
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Aug. 1, 2014, appointed Abba as acting
Abba replaced former IGP Muhammed Abubakar, who retired
after 35 years of public service on July 31.
Abba, 55, from Gwaram Local Government area of Jigawa State,
was born on March 22, 1959, and has degrees in History and Law.
He enlisted in the Nigerian Police as Cadet Inspector on
Dec. 31, 1984, and was promoted to Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) on Feb.
He had at various times, served as Assistant Commissioner of
Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command, Deputy
Force Secretary and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.